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[Amateur film: Levy collection: Middle East]


Published 1933
Topics Middle East


Bethlehem in 1933.


Run time 16:16
Producer Levy Family
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Si, B&W

Shotlist

Title card locates this film in Bethlehem, Palestine, 7.23.1933. Film consists of a great variety of different street scenes (peddlers, street performers, beggars, etc.). Many scenes of religious-historical landmarks, including a crowd at the Wailing Wall. Mrs. Levy is present in almost every scene.
Title card: "Jesus: Site of Ascension".



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Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - November 5, 2005
Subject: Don¡¯t mind the pilgrims, they¡¯re just praying!
More Levy world tour fun here, as they go to Israel and cause all sorts of bedlam there. Lol. Here, they wander around the path where Christ took his walk to his crucification, watch the people wander by, gawk at the street peddlers and beggars and generally have a whoop of a time. I just LOVED when they stopped by the wailing wall and just acted stupid, the female posing in front of praying pilgrims, the camera going back and forth etc. I really felt some sort of discomfort here for them, though I am not sure if the pilgrims cared lol
Reviewer: Lightcatcher - - November 8, 2002
Subject: Truly Amateur
An amateur home-movie in every sense of the word. Bad camera technique with relentless mugging by the Levy family. Footage might be useful in a narrative film wherein one of the characters shows movies of his trip to the Middle East during the 30's.
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